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Autumn layers: Spots and Denim with a Plaid Cape.

How to layer with a tartan Cape.

I love Autumnal hues, and when I found this Tartan (plaid) Cape I could not resist popping it in my basket!
I knew it would be perfect with denim.
But, I have to admit to being totally uninspired by the "Skinny jeans, Shirt and a Cape" look that is everywhere...it's almost like you cant wear one of these capes without popping on a pair of skinnies.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE skinny jeans (and trousers) but sometimes it is nice to break the mould a little.

I thought that my denim shirt would be all the denim I needed, so I paired it with this mini skirt..shiny and spotty, the perfect contrast to denim!

My burgundy jumper seemed the obvious choice as it picked out the colour in the cape... in fact this cape is capable of pulling a multitude of autumn shades together!
I recently wore it with green, petrol and cream, see a peek here on Instagram.
I definitely think it will be in my bag on many occasions as an emergency cover-up.

I don't mind admitting to being a little bit in love with these boots.
I just know they are going to be my go-to shoe this Autumn.

See my go-to summer shoe Here, here and here.

They seem to go with everything and are super comfortable.
I have already worn them a lot, in daily life, and featured them on my blog with a floral dress.

A shoulder bag (or cross body bag) does not sit well with a cape or poncho so my grab bag was a perfect finishing touch.
Is nothing safe from the addition of a Pompom??

I last wore it for work with a mini.
And HERE with multiple layers....minus the pom poms!

Early Autumn style, wearing a plaid cape with denim.

Wearing a mini skirt in Autumn

Burgundy and denim.


Now, can we please go back to this dotty skirt for a moment?

It is a lovely skirt, however, I had a small mishap (wardrobe malfunction) at work involving the skirt twirling round, bunching up and flashing most of my rear!

Luckily it was during my break so I was wearing my cape, which covered my embarrassment (and saved my blushes) until I repositioned myself.
The repositioning process was no mean feat and involved a lot of wriggling and yanking of fabric.

I really can't be bothered with an outfit that requires constant checking and readjustment, or worse, emergency treatment!
So, I am thinking that a stitch at each side is in order...to make it fit a little neater on the waist?
I hope this stops it's need to travel around my body.

Do you ever have problems with a twirling, twisting or bunching skirt?
Do you regularly alter and adjust your clothes to fit?

Please share any tips you have, I would love to hear them!


XXX

Samantha


furry pompoms and a plaid cape.

Skirt: Boden (from ebay)
Jumper: French connection (I like this one)
Shirt: Boden (I like this one)
Bag: Hidesign (last seen HERE)
Cape: ASOS (I love this one!)
Boots: Redoute (they are selling at 70% off now...Booo for me, Yay for you!)
Tights: Gipsy 100



20 comments

  1. I love all the fall hues and layering. Such a perfect fall look.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

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  2. It's a wonderful look (although I still love my skinnies at the moment!!) !! I'm always altering/changing my clothes to fit me better ---maybe i just have a misshapened body? ha ha!! I do have one skirt that likes to twist around, but I've never figured out why---and I haven't tried to fix it because it doesn't ride up. jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I love my skinnies as well, Jodie.
      They are a no-brainer for quick dressing....so easy.
      I am glad to hear that the spinning sensation is something you have had too!
      Weird phenomenon.....I am sure it is nothing to do with our misshapen bodies! LOL
      XXX
      Samantha

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  3. You have killer legs to flaunt. So well layer.
    You are always always fantastic with a wonderful scent of Scottish heather ( in my head of course)
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you Sacramento....It's the scent of Scottish Rain just now!
      XXX
      Samantha

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  4. Malfunctions. Gaaa! I regularly get slips that bunch up under a long dress, for example, and I walk around with lump around my hips or thighs - quite attractive. When I notice, as I walking, I try to slide the slip back down, surreptitiously, tugging at my sides. I don't know how to stop it! Any ideas?
    I love this outfit, from the dotty skirt, double love, to the cape, triple. And your hair. Well, everything tends to sing here.

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    1. Thank you Melanie, for your lovely comment
      I hate that bunching and wriggling too! I think the only solution is a teeny tiny safety pin at each side....or sew yourself in to you clothes (like Olivia Newton-John in those black disco pants {Grease}) Haha.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  5. Hey Smantha, just love that tartan cape. And am so pleased to see the boots again. These look so cute with tights and the colour is very versatile. That whole mini skirt malfunction is one of the reasons I hardly ever wear one - I'm constantly battling to keep mine straight. However you've got such great legs you really ought to flash them with a mini. Well maybe, not so much of the flashing...xxxx

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    1. Ha ha, Anna!
      Too much flashing is not good at any age :oO
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  6. I love how you mixed and matched prints! I also love the way you layered your sweater with a denim shirt! You styled this look so well!

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    1. Thank you Lanae, it was all about comfort and warmth today!
      XXX
      Samantha

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  7. I love the cape!!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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    1. Thank you Jaymie...me too! I can't seem to take it off.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  8. Girl! You are killing it with these gorgeous layerd fall outfits! Love it. That cape is amazing on you. We have a smiliar body type so I am going to have to try one of your looks sometime.. :-)
    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. What a great comment, and compliment, Jess! Thank you so much.
      I bet it is too warm for capes and cosy knits, just now, where you are but I am sure you would be stunning in a cape.... I have spotted floral ones on my travels!
      XXX
      Samantha

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  9. I am glad your mishap with the skirt wasn't seen by everyone, I wore a skirt that did just this and to church of all places and hoped no one saw "cheeks." Loving this cape over the skirt and layered look.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"

    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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    1. Oh no Rachel!! Yikes...at church? Maybe a cape could have saved your blushes as it did mine!?
      I wonder if you have worn this skirt since the "cheeky" incident?
      Thank you for your comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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